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Branscum Hon English Sem 1 Final: Trans. and Roman.
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Transcendentalism was which 3 types of movements?
Philosophy, religion, literary
Transcendentalism sprang from what?
Where was Transcendentalism centered?
What 3 authors did Transcendentalism include for a while?
Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne
Transcendentalism is defined by reliance on
intuition/conscience in the search for inspiration and truth
The main belief of Transcendentalism was that everyone was in search of
truth, which consisted of knowledge, self-awareness, insight
In Transcendentalism, where are truths found?
Books-- facts, former truths; the five senses
Six characteristics of Transcendentalism
Optimism, manual labor, nature (as a guide), self-trust, relationship with God, the individual
When was the era of Romanticism
1790-1840, post revolutionary war
Focus of nation turned from revolution and freedom to growth and expansion. A desire to break away from
england and create the American Identity
Classicism (Age of reason) values
Reason; art= common values of humanity and rational laws of human existence; human limitation
Emotion, the individual, intuition; art= imaginative expression of the individual; human potential
3 types of Romantic Literature
Nature (reflecting human nature), Past, Inner World
Romanticism: Changes in nature reflect changes in human nature, beauty strangeness, and mystery of nature; Transcendentalism: Nature is guide, it is important in the grand scheme of things
Romantic Literature. Stories were recreated from the past, historical events, shared memories, wisdom and dreams of the common person were used as sources. The rise of the historical novel
Romantic Literature. Exploration of the writers' inner being, an interest in the irrational depths of human nature, the interior of a person i made up by intense feelings, not ruled by reason
Transcendentalism. People would reject evil and do good if given the choice, human are inherently good by nature
Transcendentalism. There is beauty in hard work and a job well done
Transcendentalism. We can, and should, depend on ourselves
Relationship with God
Transcendentalism. A relationship based on personal needs that transcends the boundary of the church
Transcendentalism. The individual is most important, the focus is on self-awareness.
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